Jun 1, 2008
Women's Softball Season Recap
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The women's softball team finished the season with an overall record of 32-12, and along the way, broke nearly every record in program history, including two first-ever appearances in postseason play...


May 12, 2008
Buckshaw and Pennella Named to Atlantic All-Region Team
Starkville, Miss. - Freshman pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) and freshman shortstop Alexis Pennella (College Point, N.Y./St. John's Prep) were named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Atlantic All-Region Team for their play during the 2008 season. These two student-athletes are the first softball players at Farmingdale State to receive All-Region recognition...


May 10, 2008
Rams Split on Day 1 of ECAC's
Pomona, N.J. - In the ECAC Division III Metro Softball Semifinal round held at top seed Richard Stockton College, the Rams fell in game one to third seeded FDU-Florham, 9-1, but came back with a win against #4 Baruch, 5-0, to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament. Farmingdale State will now face FDU again on Sunday, May 11th at Noon, the winner moves onto the Championship game to face #1 Richard Stockton...


May 7, 2008
Softball Advances to ECAC Semifinals with First Round Win
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The second seeded Rams (30-10) defeated #7 seed Brooklyn College, 11-0, in today's ECAC Division III Metro Quarterfinal game held in Farmingdale, N.Y. Farmingdale State improved their record to 30-10, a program best, and now advance to the double-elimination format of the Championships this Saturday, May 10th at top seed Richard Stockton College...


May 7, 2008
Rams Host First Round of ECAC Metro Softball Today
Cape Cod, Mass. - After finishing the regular-season with a 29-10 record, a program best, the Farmingdale State Rams were selected to play in the 2008 ECAC Division III Metro Championships for the first time in program history. The Rams will host the first round of the Championships, facing Brooklyn College (13-13) on Wednesday, May 7th at 4:00 p.m. Richard Stockton College, who finished 24-16, was selected as the number one seed in the Championship and will host the Final Rounds on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th. The tournament is a seven-team field with a quarterfinal round followed by a double-elimination format for the remaining four teams. The top seed received a first round bye...


May 5, 2008
Five Rams Receive All-Skyline Honors; Mooney Named Co-Coach of the Year
Lawrenceville, N.J. - As announced by the Skyline Conference office on Monday, May 5th, five Farmingdale State softball players were named All-Conference and Coach Mooney was named the Co-Coach of the Year for the 2008 season. Mooney guided the Rams to a program record 32 wins, a first-ever playoff appearance and a first-ever ECAC appearance...


May 3, 2008
Softball Upset in Extra Innings in Skyline Semifinals
Selden, N.Y. - Second-seeded Farmingdale State (29-10) was upset by #3 seed Polytechnic (21-18) today in the Skyline Conference Softball Semifinal game held at Suffolk Community College in Selden, N.Y. The Rams were tied 1-1 going into the 5th inning, before a 1-out double by freshman catcher Arielle Morelli (Bohemia, N.Y./Connetquot). On a wild pitch, Morelli moved over to third and then scored on a groundout by freshman third basemen Nicole Farber, giving the Rams a 2-1 edge. Polytechnic tied it in the 7th with a 1-out groundout and scored in the top of the 8th inning, before the Rams went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning. Polytech advances to the Championship game today at 5:00 p.m., facing top seed St. Joseph's, who defeated Mount Saint Mary College in the other semifinal match-up. Farmingdale State will now await news on whether they received a bid to the ECAC Championships, to be played next week on May 7, 10, 11...


May 2, 2008
Softball Playoff Format Changed Due to Field Conditions at St. Joe's
Bellport, N.Y. - The 2008 Skyline Conference Softball Playoffs were postponed on Friday night, due to the field conditions at host site St. Joseph's Martha Avenue field in Bellport, N.Y. The Conference Champion, who will advance to the Division III NCAA Championship Tournament, needs to be decided by Sunday night, so the format of the playoffs has been revised in order to meet the deadline. The playoffs, originally a double-elimination format, have been changed to single elimination and all three games will be played on Saturday, May 3rd...


Apr 28, 2008
Heather Buckshaw Named Skyline Rookie of the Week
Farmingdale State freshman pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week for women's softball on Monday, April 28th. Buckshaw compiled a 3-0 record with a 0.53 earned run average in three starts. In three games last week, Buckshaw allowed just nine hits and one run over 17 innings. She struck out 21 while walking just three. Farmingdale State went 8-0 during the final week of the regular season to improve to a program-best 29-9...


Apr 26, 2008
Rams Secure Second in Skyline with Purchase Sweep; Making First-Ever Appearance in Postseason Play
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team swept Purchase College (13-17, 6-10) today with an 8-0 and 19-1 win in their final regular season game in Farmingdale, N.Y. The game was also the final home game for seniors Erin Dodge (Plainedge, N.Y./Island Trees) and Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa). Dodge went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs batted in and two runs scored today, while Sperling finished 3-for-6 with a triple, two runs scored and two runs batted in...


Apr 22, 2008
Softball Shuts Out John Jay in Doubleheader Sweep
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State swept visiting John Jay College (11-19) today with two shutout wins in non-conference softball action in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams improved to 27-9 with the victories, allowing just five hits from John Jay, while hitting 23 of their own in the two games...


Apr 21, 2008
Rams Use Late Inning Rallies to Sweep Briarcliffe
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team improved to 23-9 overall with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over Briarcliffe College today in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams won the first game 8-4 as freshman pitcher Lauren Poplawski (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) pitched seven innings allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts. In game two, freshman Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) got the win as the Rams rallied in the sixth and seventh innings to overcome a 4-2 deficit and take the 5-4 victory...


Apr 21, 2008
Nicole Farber Named Skyline Rookie of the Week
Farmingdale State freshman third basemen Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week for women's softball on Monday, April 21st. Farber batted .462 (6-for-13) last week with two doubles, two home runs and nine runs batted in as the Rams went 4-0 in Skyline Conference play to climb into sole possession of second place. In a sweep of rival Old Westbury, Farber went 4-for-6 with a double, two home runs and six runs batted in...


Apr 20, 2008
Softball with Two Wins at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team improved to 21-9, 8-2 in the Skyline Conference with two wins over SUNY rival Old Westbury (14-12, 4-8) today in Old Westbury, N.Y. Freshman Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) pitched an 11-4 victory in game one and freshman Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) pitched an 18-1 win in the second game...


Apr 19, 2008
Rams Sweep Polytechnic
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State softball team swept a Skyline Conference doubleheader with 5-2 and 5-4 victories over Polytechnic (15-16, 8-4 Skyline) today in Farmingdale, N.Y. Freshman pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) picked up the wins for the Rams (19-9, 6-2 Skyline), starting the first game and as a reliever in the second...


Apr 14, 2008
Arielle Morelli Named Skyline Rookie of the Week
Farmingdale State freshman catcher Arielle Morelli (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week for women's softball on Monday, April 14th. Morelli hit safely in six straight games last week, going 12-for-20 (.600) with a double, home run, six runs batted in and seven runs scored. Morelli went 4-for-6 as the Rams swept a Skyline doubleheader from Mount Saint Mary. She also went 4-for-7 with a home run in a non-conference doubleheader against Manhattanville...


Apr 10, 2008
Today's Softball Doubleheader Cancelled
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The non-conference softball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday, April 10th against New York City College of Technology has been cancelled. Also the Maritime game on Saturday, April 12th is being rescheduled to a later date, so the next women's softball game will be played on Sunday, April 13th AT Manhattanville College at 1:00 p.m...


Apr 9, 2008
Rams Pitch Two-Hitter and One-Hit Shutout in Sweep over Lehman
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Rams improved to 17-7 overall today with 18-1 and 10-0 victories over non-conference opponent Lehman College (0-14) today in a women’s softball doubleheader in Farmingdale, N.Y. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Poplawski (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) pitched four innings in game one, allowing just two hits to improve her record on the mound to 5-4. Freshman pitcher Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) pitched a one-hit shutout in game two and struck out seven for her first collegiate win...


Apr 7, 2008
Buckshaw Picks Up Tenth Victory on the Mound for Farmingdale State
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team (15-7, 4-2) swept Mount Saint Mary College (5-13, 4-2) in a Skyline doubleheader this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. Both senior infielder Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) and junior outfielder Kristina Cirillo (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) had four hits and two runs batted in today for the Rams. Sperling had three doubles and Cirillo had two. Freshman pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) improved her record to 10-3 with the two victories, allowing just 4 hits by Mount Saint Mary in game one and 3 hits in game two...


Mar 31, 2008
Nicole Farber Named Rookie of the Week
Farmingdale State freshman third basemen Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week for women's softball on Monday, March 31st. Farber batted .538 (7-for-13) with a triple, three home runs, eight runs batted in, four runs scored and two stolen bases. Farber, who now has seven homers on the season (setting a new school record), went 4-for-6 with two home runs and six runs batted in in a sweep of Mount Saint Vincent...


Mar 30, 2008
Rams Sweep Conference Opener
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team (13-5, 2-0) swept a doubleheader against Skyline opponent Mount Saint Vincent (5-9, 0-4) this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. Freshman third baseman Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) had a big day going 4-for-6 with two homeruns, a triple, six runs batted in, and two stolen bases...


Mar 26, 2008
Rams Fall to Kings Point in Two Close Games
Kings Point, N.Y. - After traveling to Florida for Spring Break and racking up an 11-3 record to start the season, the Farmingdale State softball team dropped two close games as Merchant Marine rallied in both games to sweep in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon in Kings Point, N.Y. The Mariners took game one, 4-2, and game two, 7-5, to improve to 4-9 overall, while the Rams fall to 11-5 on the year...


Mar 24, 2008
Cirillo Named to Player of the Week Honor Roll
Farmingdale State junior outfielder Kristina Cirillo (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for softball on Monday, March 24th. Cirillo led the team with a .364 batting average in the teams six games last week in Cocoa Beach, Florida. With the score 1-1 after 8 innings against Division II Mercy College, she ripped a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th to give Farmingdale the 3-1 lead and the eventual win. In the Rams 2-1 win over Hamilton, she ripped an RBI single in the top of the 7th which would be the game-winning hit for a 2-1 win. She also had two RBI’s in the 7-0 win over Grinnell and finished with 8 hits, 6 RBI’s and three runs scored for the week...


Mar 24, 2008
Lauren Poplawski Named Skyline Pitcher of the Week
Farmingdale State sophomore pitcher/infielder Lauren Poplawski (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) was named the Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Week for softball on Monday, March 24th. Poplawski helped the Rams wrap up an impressive 11-3 spring trip (Farmingdale went 11-14 last season). In three starts last week (20 innings), Poplawski went 2-1 with a 0.45 ERA. She picked up victories over Grinnell and Hamilton. The only loss, which also came against Hamilton, was a result of three unearned runs...